Monday, July 30, 2012

Time to set out weevil traps

     Its time to set out pecan weevil traps (photo at right). You can build your own traps by following the instructions given in this previous post.
    With this summer's intense drought pecan weevil emergence will be delayed until your farm gets a good soaking rain. Since the only kind of rain anyone has received this summer has been a pop-up thunder storm, it is very important to have weevil traps set out in all you pecan groves.  It seems like my farm has missed every shower while it has rained just 2 miles away. With this kind of hit or miss rainfall, weevils can emerge in one location while they are still trapped in dry ground at another location.